Global Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market - 2020-2027
Sludge dewatering equipment are designed to reliably and efficiently concentrate and reduce the weight & volume of the waste. The equipment converts and filters solid waste for easy and cost-effective disposal. Disposal of sludge is performed for fulfilling the sustainability objective of keeping clean environment and reduces the pollution.
Sludge originated during industrial or municipal wastewater treatment process can be released back into the environment by performing dewatering. Thus dewatering of the sludge significantly reduces its weight and its volume before disposal with the help of filter press.
Sludge dewatering equipment’s are used bymunicipals, industriesinstitutes and government organization to reduce the water waste ultimately cost. The global sludge dewatering equipment market valued USD XX million in 2019 and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% to reach USD XX million by 2027.
The market is driven by the rising demand for sludge dewatering equipment due to increasing demand for clean and pure water. Further increasing urbanization and industrialization with growing global population and increased per capita consumption of water have resulted significant demand for the sludge dewatering equipment market. However, high cost of the equipments hampers the growth of this market.
Funding and Investment to support sludge treatment:
There is a rise in government funding and investment for the development of the waste water treatment plant for clean environment creating huge opportunity for the sludge dewatering equipment market. For instance on 6th June 2019, the State Water Resources Control Board has funded City of Palo Alto, California, U.S. with US$ 30 million for building sewage sludge processing facility. It was designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate a hazardous waste stream and reduce energy costs. The project met the Green Project Reserve requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Covid-19 Impact Analysis
Demand for the sludge dewatering equipments market was growing before pandemic due to growing health awareness about the clean and green environment. Several countries hadfunded to facilitate the clean water and have updated with advanced equipments for waste management. However, shortage of supply due to tensions between U.S. and China and on-going trade war along with import restrictions impacted the supply during pandemic. The demand for the sludge dewatering equipment will remain slightly high after the covid-19 pandemic.
The global sludge dewatering equipment market is segmented based on sludge type, type, technology, end-user, and region.
In terms of sludge type the global sludge dewatering equipment market is bifurcated into mineral sludge, primary sludge, biological sludge, mixed sludge, digested sludge, physico-chemical sludge and others. Among these, mixed segment has the highest market share in 2019 owing to increasing wastage by the commercial and industrial sector and it’s in the mix form which requires sorting and dewatering. Further increasing the governments funding to carry out the dewatering projects from the mixed sludge have created huge demand for this market.
Similarly, mineral sludge, primary sludge, biological sludge, digested sludge, physico-chemical sludge segments are also growing at faster pace owing to increasing demand for the pure water owing to rising population demand. Further growing government investment for developing waste water treatment plants which helps to combat the water scarcity problem have propelled this segmental growth.
For instance on 27th May 2020 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand have invested around US$281 million in 106 projects for improving water and wastewater infrastructure 36 states and Puerto Rico in the United States.
On the basis of type, the global the global sludge dewatering equipment market is divided into mineral chemicals, organic chemicals, destabilized particle and others. Among this, mineral chemical segment has the highest market share in 2019, owing to rising awareness about drinking chemical free mineral water among people.
Similarly, organic chemicals, destabilized particle segments are also growing at faster pace owing to surge in the demand for the clean and pure water with growing water scarcity problem around the world. According to the UN Water Organization, globally more than 2 billion people live in countries suffers high water stress or scarcity. This can be curbed by installation of waste water and sludge dewatering plants around the globe.
In terms of technology, the global sludge dewatering equipment market is divided into centrifuges, drying beds, belt filter presses, sludge lagoons, vacuum filters and others. Among this centrifuges segment has the highest market share owing to its compatibility and high capacity for dewatering sludge as well as several companies are launching advanced technology equipments which impels this segmental growth.
For instancein 2019 MSE hiller launched two new mobile sludge dewatering with DP 66-422 units. The new mobile sludge dewatering units are added to the fleet of MSE Hiller centrifuges in the UK. This unit has high level of process automation and control, offering capacities with up to 90 m3/hr.
Similarly, drying beds, belt filter presses, sludge lagoons, vacuum filters segments are also growing at faster pace owing to surge in the demand for the clean and pure water.
Depending upon the end-user, the global sludge dewatering equipment market is divided into municipal, commercial, residential, industrial and others. Among this municipal segment has the highest market share in 2019, owing to increasing the infrastructure development projects to process solid waste by the municipalities. Similarly, commercial, residential, and industrial segments are also growing owing to increasing demand for the pure and clean water.
By region, the global sludge dewatering equipment market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, and Africa. Among all of the regions, North America is the dominated region for the global sludge dewatering equipment market and expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecasted period due to presence of advanced technology equipments with growing government funding and investment followed by North America region.
Europe is second largest region to grow for the sludge dewatering equipment market owing to increasing government spending and investment for waste water treatment facilities. For instance European Union countries including France, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Italy and United Kingdom have started Deep Purple project of 48 months between 2018 to 2020. This project was designed to implement a synergic treatment of relevant waste streams which treats urban bio waste in a novel multi-platform concept as a key option of urban origin.
Further Asia-Pacific region has increased the demand for commercial and public infrastructure due to urbanization and population growth. High population rates and increased government spending for waste management plants in the emerging economies like China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines have driven the need for better sludge dewatering equipment market.
The global sludge dewatering equipment market is highly competitive with the presence of several international and local markets. Product diversification, revenue generation, and opportunities intensify the market competition Ecolab, SABIC, Huber SE, SUEZ, Veolia, Evoqua Water Technologies, Alfa Laval, Solvay S.A., Celanese Corporation , Lanxess AG, BASF, Eastman Chemical Company, Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation, Arkema SA and LG Chem are the leading market players with significant market share.
Growing projects for sludge treatment with rising government support and funding for sustainable development have created huge opportunity for this market. For instance on 25th April, 2019 Yorkshire Water has built around US$ 85 million sludge treatment facility at Knostrop in the Yorkshire water region.
Companies are entering into the collaborations, acquisitions, mergers, licensing and funding as well as investment for increasing their market penetration. For instance on 29th July 2019, Suez built a new wastewater treatment plant in India and the project costed around US$ 161 million. This propels the demand for the sludge dewatering equipment in this region.
Company Profile - Alfa Laval
Company Overview: The company was established in 1883 and has approx. 17300 employees globally.
Product Overview: ALDEC G3
Alfa Laval ALDEC G3 decanter centrifuges is the next generation of sludge dewatering equipment designed to set a significantly higher standard for both process performance. It is suitable for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, etc. It provides sludge thickening and dewatering applications which helps to reduce environmental impact.
On 9th Sep 2019, Alfa Laval Company launched new ALDEC G3 VecFlow decanter centrifuge for sludge dewatering and thickening which reduces the operating cost. The ALDEC G3 VecFlow decanter is centrifugal type sludge dewatering and thickening device that reduces power consumption by 30% while increasing separation performance.
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